Over at everydaycarry.com, we learn that Colin is a self-professed “sailor and explorer.” So a bit of an odd-ball then. Which explains Colin’s choice of carry weapons . . .
First of all, Bond. James Bond. OK, 007 carried a .32 caliber Walther PPK (“like a brick through a glass window’), not a .22 or .25 caliber TPH. But the two guns look virtually identical and our man Colin IS an explorer (i.e. an ex-Navy SEAL due to be forced out of retirement by a top secret mission that only he can perform).
Secondly, sailors sail to places that don’t allow visitors to pack heat; in Colin’s case, the Caribbean, Central and South America. While rapid deployment can be something of an issue, a sword cane is great weapon that few wharf rats or corrupt cops will anticipate. That said . . .
As I discovered carrying my K-bar TDI Self-Defense Cane through a few airports, you pretty much have to limp when you carry a cane weapon. Otherwise eyebrows are raised.
You also need a story about how you came to be physically challenged. And when it comes time to run for an airplane (or departing freighter), unless you ditch the pretense entirely, you look like you were sent by The Ministry of Silly Walks.
Still, again, I like this Colin guy, if only because I covet his Rolex Submariner.
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